Methenamine Oral Tablet 1G Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Methenamine: Oral tablet (1g)

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Methenamine Hippurate 1g Tab
County Line Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: CL 20,VP  |  UREX
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Methenamine Hippurate 1g Tab
CorePharma, LLC
Pill Identification: cor 139 
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Methenamine Hippurate 1g Tab

What is this Medicine?

METHENAMINE (meth EN a meen) is an antibiotic. It is used to prevent urinary tract infections due to bacteria. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.

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Methenamine Hippurate 1g Tablet

NDC: 431990020
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Cystitis, Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Storage Information
Store at room temperature (between 59 to 86 degrees F)
Methenamine Hippurate 1g Tablet
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County Line Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: CL 20,VP  |  UREX
Shape: oblong
Color: white

Reported Side Effects for Methenamine Hippurate 1g Tablet

Painful Urination Incidence:
<3.5%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Rash Incidence:
<3.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
<3.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Methenamine Hippurate 1g Tablet

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Food and Methenamine Hippurate 1g Tablet(Methenamine Hippurate)
Food and Methenamine(Methenamine Hippurate)
You may need to follow some dietary instructions while taking this drug to help control bacteria in the urine. This drug requires an acidic urine to be most effective. Certain foods, like milk and most fruits or fruit juices, might interfere with the best action of this drug in preventing urine infections. Ask your prescriber if you should avoid or limit any of these foods in the diet during your treatment. Orange juice and other fruit juices are not helpful at making the urine more acidic.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Compatible - This drug is generally safe to take by nursing mothers.


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